What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Petkovic: 'Break at the right time'
Vladimir Petkovic admits “the break comes at the right time” for Lazio after defeat to Torino and rued another red card.
Andreazzoli: 'Totti makes it easier'
Aurelio Andreazzoli praised Francesco Totti and Erik Lamela as his Roma beat Parma to go joint fifth.
Toro freeze 10-man Lazio
Jonathas scored with his first touch of the game under the driving snow, as 10-man Lazio were beaten by Torino after Michael Ciani’s foolish red card.
Historic Totti inspires Roma victory
Francesco Totti was inspirational and scored his 226th Serie A goal as Roma beat Parma 2-0 to keep their European dreams alive.
U21: Italy squad for Russia and Ukraine
Devis Mangia has named his squad for the Italy Under-21 side’s friendlies against Russia and Ukraine, including Ascoli starlet Simone Zaza.
Lazio are flying high in Europe and the Coppa Italia, but face a tricky trip to Torino this evening in Serie A.
Pescara co-Coach Bruno Nobili reveals their problem, while Eugenio Corini is pleased with Chievo's progress.
Roma need a victory against Parma this evening to keep their European dreams alive and make some surprising changes.
Walter Mazzarri reassured Edinson Cavani and Stefano Colantuono felt Atalanta deserved a point.
Massimiliano Allegri felt fatigue from the Champions League, but Giuseppe Sannino wanted Cristian Zapata sent off.
Vincenzo Montella expects a photo-finish for Europe, while Davide Ballardini was encouraged by the comeback.
Beppe Iachini still believes in safety, while Diego Lopez has advice for Victor Ibarbo.
Caceres transferred to clinic
Juventus have released an update on Martin Caceres, confirming he has suffered head trauma and large cuts to his face.
Italy: Cerci among new faces
Mattia De Sciglio, Alessio Cerci and Luca Antonelli are in Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad to face Brazil and Malta.
Pescara accuse referee
Pescara President Daniele Sebastiani revealed they have lodged a complaint about referee Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni because of his comments after the 2-0 defeat to Chievo.
Mazzarri urges Napoli focus
Walter Mazzarri explains why he was sent off, defended Edinson Cavani from gossip and warned Napoli not to drop further points.
Montella: 'Fiorentina have matured'
Vincenzo Montella praised Fiorentina for their “maturity,” but warned they still need to improve to qualify for Europe.
Allegri: 'Milan are Mario's chance'
Massimiliano Allegri feels Mario Balotelli is “an excellent professional” and laughed off continuing rumours over his future on the Milan bench.
Cavani: 'I talk on the pitch'
Edinson Cavani broke his eight-game goal drought in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Atalanta and hit back at critics. “I talk on the pitch.”
Balotelli: 'We'll catch Napoli'
Mario Balotelli celebrated his brace against Palermo and is confident Milan “will catch Napoli next week” in the race for second.
Wk29: Milan and Fiorentina keep up
Milan and Fiorentina fought hard for victories that keep them in the race for a Champions League spot, but Chievo practically doomed Pescara to the drop.
Wk29: Napoli breakthrough!
Napoli earned a dramatic 3-2 victory over Atalanta with Edinson Cavani and Goran Pandev breaking their goal droughts.
The pressure is on Napoli to end their five-match winless streak or risk losing second place, but they welcome an Atalanta side who won here last season.
Wk29: Siena can't get past Cagliari
Cagliari have practically secured their safety in Serie A after getting the best chances in a 0-0 draw away to Siena.
Fiorentina welcome a weakened Genoa side and aim to continue their march on the Serie A top spots.
Milan try to get over Barcelona and close on second place in Serie A, while Palermo welcome back Coach Giuseppe Sannino.
Lamela has 'no Barcelona regrets'
Erik Lamela reveals he “was close to joining Barcelona, but don’t regret” going to Roma instead.
Lotito: 'Lazio's defining moment'
Lazio visit Torino this evening and President Claudio Lotito sees this as “the defining moment that tells us what our ambitions can be this season.”
Sampdoria-Inter called off
This evening’s Serie A match between Sampdoria and Inter has been called off due to flood warnings in Genoa.
It’s a relegation battle this lunchtime and Cagliari take on taboo team Siena, who are on the verge of an amazing comeback.
Conte: 'I feel like leaving Italy'
Antonio Conte was so dismayed by the controversy in Bologna that the Juventus Coach warned “it makes me want to leave Italy. This is sport, not war.”
Caceres in hospital after crash
Juventus defender Martin Caceres is in hospital after a car crash last night in Turin, but is not in serious condition and avoided fractures.
Cerci set for Italy debut
Cesare Prandelli will later today name his Italy squad to face Brazil and Alessio Cerci is widely expected to get his debut call-up.
Pulga challenges Tuscan curse
Ivo Pulga hopes Cagliari can give a little bit more to end their ‘curse’ at Siena. “We’ve never won there in Serie A, but there’s always a first time.”
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